March Foodie Madness: Best Happy Hour, Chantanee

Photo: Chantanee
Photo: Chantanee

WHERE: CHANTANEE | 601 108th Ave. NE, Suite 100A, Bellevue | (425) 455-3226

CRAVE FACTOR: You can thank the Naga for the deity of a happy hour at this Thai restaurant and Naga bar in Bellevue. Patrons are rewarded with more of a happy marathon than a happy hour by most standards. Happy hour runs all but a few hours of the day, everyday, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close and offers up libations to satisfy every palate.

Sip $3 off unique house cocktails made with house-made syrups, $5 glass pours on daily select red and white wine and $2 off all draft beers on rotation from local brewers. Additionally, an array of bar food such as Thai Basil Mini Burgers, Sun-Dried Pork and Beef and a selection of sushi rolls are a mere $5-6 each.

No room in the lounge area to sit? No worries. Take advantage of the happy hour menu and pricing in both the lounge and dining room. Parking isn’t a problem either as Chantanee offers parking validation at Key Center all day. Chantanee’s all-encompassing drink offerings, food menu and ambiance earns a spot in our March Foodie Madness for Best Happy Hours.

FAST FACT: Chantanee specializes in craft cocktails with unusual ingredients like pumpkin blossom honey, maple passion fruit gum syrup and young peppercorn infused mekhong. Don’t hesitate to try the “Death in the South Pacific.” We tasted this rum-based tiki-style punch created by Chantanee bartender Evan Martin and we’re still kickin’. Martin won the title of “Official Cocktail of the 2010 Tales of the Cocktail” conference in New Orleans for his creation. Or, if you are feeling somewhat of a cocktail pioneer, ask for a 4D6 and roll the dice.